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  Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019       Teacher: Rev. David L.S. Robertson     Duration: 18 mins 41 secs    
  Description: You are what you pray. According to our HRUC prayer guide, half our plate should have equal portions of “help” and “thanks” while the other half is a full portion of “wow”. Help, Thanks, Wow! For a healthy prayer diet, these are the portions our prayer guide suggests. And this is how we invite you to imagine your prayer diet through our season of Lent and certainly, beyond. One of the best ways to explore what a healthy prayer diet would look like is to delve into the Psalms. The Psalms really are the prayer book of the Bible. The writers of the Psalms are always what they pray. And as a whole, the collection of Psalms demonstrates the prayer guide beautifully with the right portions of help, thanks and wow. Today we have two Psalms back to back that help us see our prayer guide at work. Psalm 28 has equal portions of help and thanks. Psalm 29 is all about wow. Psalm 28 begins with words of help and supplication. The words are so profoundly human as the Psalmists hands are outstretched and lifted up, open to the healing and comfort of God. The psalmist prays to be spared the pit of silence and separation from the voice of God and to be reunited with God’s assuring presence where God’s loving voice can be heard. We’ve all been in this place. We’ve all prayed our supplications for God’s help within the sound of God’s voice. We’ve all experienced the desperation, the silence, and the pain of suffering. We take all that is inside us and externalize it into prayers of help. This is where most of our prayers begin. We have perhaps, no where else to turn, except to voice a prayer-filled SOS.
  Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019       Teacher: Rev. Susan Lukey     Duration: 13 mins 5 secs    
  Description: I remember as a child kneeling by the side of my bed to pray. I don’t remember what I prayed, but I remember sometimes falling asleep as I knelt there, letting my head sink down into the comfort of both the bed and the prayers. What is prayer? What does it mean to pray? Why did Jesus go off by himself so often to pray? How do we pray? Those are the topics that we’ll be exploring through the season of Lent. And that’s what got me thinking about my childhood prayers. I remember them as comforting – prayer cradled me as a child, and it still does. Martin Luther, who began the Protestant reformation, was a person of prayer. I love the two quotes from him that are printed in the bulletin: To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. Martin Luther I have so much to do today that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer. Martin Luther Now I can’t say that I spend the first three hours of my day in prayer, but I know what he means – to be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. Prayer is what shapes us as Christians. Prayer is what gives us our energy, our vision, and our hope as followers of Jesus. Prayer is what enables us to live the Way that Jesus taught. It is central to our daily life.

 

 


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